kelly emmerson

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- A Landmark Elementary School teacher has been selected as one of just 25 teachers from across the state to participate in the prestigious Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program for the 2021-2022 school year.

Ms. Kelly Emmerson, an elementary art teacher, attended a week-long intensive training over the summer led by state and national partners of the program. She learned to use historic art and objects in her classroom and school libraries to bring art to life, and to develop a civic engagement project for her students at Landmark.

“Participating in the Arkansas Declaration of Learning is a life changing experience for me,” said Ms. Emmerson. “It allowed me to make connections between concepts and practical applications, while building relationships within the community which I can share with my students. It provides many opportunities for my students to dive deeper into learning and to build respect and support in the classroom. Afterwards, we take our learning and apply it in our school and community in a service project.”

The Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program will bring new and unique learning experiences to the students at Landmark Elementary, including access to collections from national, state, and local museums, libraries, and historic sites.